This luxurious cowl plays with knitted stripes in an unconventional way; the reverse stockinette creates strings of colored pearls at each color change. Mix up your color choices and bust that stash; try a palette of earth tones, or how about shades of grey with a dash of gold? Knitted in the round as a long tube and grafted, this double length cowl is double thick and makes the perfect cold weather gift for men or women.
Skill level Easy-intermediate
Finished Measurements 10 1/2" deep x 46" circumference
Yarn Knit Picks Andean Treasure (100% Baby Alpaca, 110 yds/50 g): 2 balls each of your chosen colors. Colors used in the cowl shown are: A Royal Heather 25564, B Embers Heather 23486, C Prairie Heather 24938, D Indigo Heather 24936, E Mesa Heather 24939
Gauge 24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch, blocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project.
Needles US 5/3.75 mm 16" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge Spare needle of same size or one size smaller, for grafting
- Stitch marker
- Blunt yarn needle
- Smooth scrap yarn
- Crochet hook (for provisional cast on)
Construction notes Clarendon is worked in stockinette in a tube from a provisional cast on, turned inside out, and grafted.